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Over 200 Charged-Parking Permits Issued In Karachi Without Consulting Traffic Police

Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, District Municipal Corporations and the Cantonment Boards involved in issuing such permits.

Sindh Government decides to take action against heavy vehicles, tinted glasses and fancy number plates.


More than 200 charged parking permits have been issued by various organizations in Karachi without consulting with the traffic police.

Such charged-parking permits have been issued by Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), District Municipal Corporations (DMCs) and the Cantonment Boards.

This transpired during a meeting on Wednesday, chaired by Sindh Chief Secretary Dr. Sohail Rajput. The meeting was convened to discuss traffic issues and take decisions for strictly implementing the court verdict in this regard.

Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput directed the Commissioner Karachi to hold a meeting with the KMC, DMC and Cantonment Board officials on charged parking permit issue.

The meeting decided to strictly implement the court verdict regarding the entry of heavy vehicles into the city.

It was further decided that a drive would be launched against the use of tinted glass vehicles and pressure Horns. Moreover, the vehicles with fake and fancy number plates would be detained and heavy fines would be imposed.

Chief Secretary directed the Commissioner Karachi to take action against those making illegal fancy number plates by imposing 144 in the city.

He also directed the Deputy Commissioner East to remove all types of parking from the service roads of the University Road so that the flow of traffic can be improved.

While quoting courts orders the chief secretary directed commissioner Karachi and all concerned land-owning agencies to remove all types of encroachments from all roads, sidewalks and footpaths of Karachi forthwith to ensure a smooth flow of traffic and pedestrians.

DIG Traffic informed that 15704 drivers were arrested for violation of traffic rules this year. The fitness certificates of 3421 vehicles were suspended and 320 FIRs registered against heavy vehicles.

He further said that the amount of challan for violation of traffic rules is less in Sindh than other provinces. Chief Secretary said that the fine amount would be increased and a summary in this regard would be submitted to the Chief Minister for approval.

It was decided that the data of the e-challans issued by the traffic police will also be linked to the driving license which will facilitate taking action against the drivers who violate the traffic rules. A committee consisting of Secretary Excise, Secretary IT, DIG Traffic and DIG Driving License was formed.

The meeting was attended by Commissioner Karachi Muhammad Iqbal Memon, Secretary Home Saeed Ahmed Mangrejo, Secretary Transport Abdul Haleem Sheikh and DIG Traffic Ahmed Nawaz and officials of Motorway Police. (PR)


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